Die Konsolidierung des Politikfelds Sport durch die Europäische Kommission (2001 - 2011): Konstitutionalisierung, Spill-Over oder Regieren ohne Regierung?

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Between the European Commission’s exit from the World Anti-Doping Agency and the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty (2001-09), how did the European Commission consolidate the sport policy field? Had EU Member States’ sport policies meanwhile started to exhibit signs of centralisation, federalisation or even Europeanisation? Or was this rather a renewed example of a familiar “spill-over”, with processes initiated within the EU framework start unfolding unforeseen (if not even unintended) consequences in other policy areas? Should the increasing involvement of the EU and the Commission in sport politics and policy be interpreted as a centralising trend, or rather as evidence of an increasing entanglement of the roles already played by Member States and sports organisations? These questions will be answered by drawing on two case studies: the Commission’s engagement with anti-doping issues as well as the shaping of a new field of work inspired by the “Health-Enhancing Physical Activity” (HEPA) concept.
Original languageGerman
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherSpringer VS
Number of pages886
ISBN (Print)978-3-658-31391-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-658-31392-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020